Firefree Coatings introduced its Ff Exterior Topcoat (“FfE”), a proprietary coating designed to improve the exterior durability of its fire resistant and fire retardant coatings, Firefree 88 (“Ff88”) and Firefree Class A (“Ffa”). FfE on its own does not have fire retardant properties, but its use on surfaces coated with FfA or Ff88 will allow use of such products in exterior applications. FfE is environmentally friendly and has a high quality exterior finish, with excellent moisture and UV resistance, as well as great adhesion and color retention.
FfA, when covered by FfE, provides a system designed to provide fire retardant benefits, per ASTM E-84 30 Minute Extended, in exterior applications (walls, sidings, eaves, soffits), thus improving fire retardation for structures exposed to wildfires and bushfires.
Ff88, when covered by FfE, can meet the ASTM E 119 standard in certain exterior applications, including walls, sidings, eaves and soffits, involving a property line five (5) feet setback where a one (1) hour rating is required.
Such applications can improve fire retardation for structures exposed to wildfires and bushfires. Wildfires predominantly occur in the Wildland Urban Interface (“WUI”) which is a geographic location where structures and flammable vegetation merge in a wildfire-prone environment, resulting in fires devastating to both lives and properties. WUI areas include all structures either built or being built in low to highly forested areas or low to highly vegetated areas including high density housing areas.
Firefree Coatings, Inc. is the leading developer of cost efficient fire retardant and fire resistant technologies that help prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases during a fire, thus giving time to occupants to evacuate and protecting the rest of the property from fire. FfA and Ff88 are tested at third party accredited International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories. Firefree Coatings is a member of NPFA, ICC and ASTM E-05 Committee. FfA is listed by ICC-ES, Ff88 is listed by FM Approvals and ICC-ES.
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